Explain to your counselor the injuries
that could occur while fly-fishing and the proper treatment, including cuts,
scratches, puncture wounds, insect bites, hypothermia, and heat reactions.
Explain how to remove a hook that has lodged in your arm. Name and explain
five safety practices you should always follow while fly-fishing.
Discuss how to match a fly rod, line and
leader to get a balanced system. Discuss several types of fly lines, and
explain how and when each would be used. Review with your counselor how to
care for this equipment.
Demonstrate how to tie proper knots to
prepare a fly rod for fishing:
Tie a backing to a fly reel spool using
the arbor backing knot
Attach backing to fly line using the
Attach a leader to fly line using the
needle knot, nail knot or loop-to-loop connection
Add tippet to a leader using a double
surgeonís loop or blood knot
Tie a fly onto the terminal end of the
leader using the improved clinch knot
Explain how each of the following types
of flies are used: dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, streamers, bass bugs and
poppers. What does each imitate? Tie at least two types of the flies mentioned
in this requirement.
Demonstrate the ability to cast a fly
consistently and accurately using overhead and roll cast techniques.
Go to a suitable fishing location and
make observations on the types of insects fish may be eating. Look for flying
insects and some that may be on or beneath the waterís surface. Look under
rocks. Explain the importance of matching the hatch.
Explain the importance of practicing
Leave No Trace and how it positively affects fly-fishing resources.
Obtain a copy of the regulations
affecting game fishing where you live. Explain why they were adopted and what
you accomplish by following them.
Explain what good outdoor sportsmanlike
behavior is and how it relates to fishermen. Tell how the Outdoor Code of the
Boy Scouts of America relates to a fishing enthusiast, including the aspects
of littering, trespassing, courteous behavior, and obeying fishing
Using the fly-fishing techniques you have
learned, catch two different kinds of fish and identify them. Release at least
one of them unharmed. Clean and cook another fish.